Valve 'DOTA' Trademark Is Being Filed!

Valve DOTA TrademarkHere comes another sign of Valve developing it's own Defense of the Ancients based game after the Jon St. John Tweet leaking the Valve DotA project. Now it's getting more clearer. Valve corporation has just applied Trademark for word 'DOTA'. It looks like IceFrog & Valve are very serious with their DotA project and they don't want any copyright/legal issues.

Here is the Valve 'DOTA' Trademark on USPTO:
Mark : 'DOTA'
Applicant on Record: Valve Corporation

Address:
Valve Corporation
10500 NE 8th St Ste 1000
Bellevue, WA 980044359
United States
Legal Entity Type: Corporation
State or Country of Incorporation: Washington
Phone Number: 509.241.1502
Fax Number: 509.232.2112

Date applied: August 10 2010

International Class: 009
Class Status: Active
Computer game software; Electronic game software; Video game software

Let's see if Valve gets Trademark for 'DOTA'. In my opinion it will be hard for Valve to pick up existing public domain material and trademarking it. DotA is the product developed by Euls, Guinsoo, IceFrog and by the help of community suggestions. Also, Valve has to make sure if the are putting content with Blizzard's Warcraft III Trademark on their DotA based game.

Things are getting really interesting in DotA Genre games, what about Heroes Of Newerth, League, Bloodline Champions, Demigod etc. Are they taking note?

53 Comments yet..:

Anonymous said...

First blood!

cant wait for valve dota

Anonymous said...

its about time Ice sheds some light on the Valve project.

Anonymous said...

valve has taken a very smart move to defeat the dota clones out there......

Anonymous said...

time to take some pop corns and watch the battle between:

Blizzard vs Valve vs RiotGames

heheh :D

Anonymous said...

I dont care what Valve is doing. I just want DotA 2.0 they way exactly it is in Dota 6.68

Anonymous said...

Valve, valve, valve.....

When you started making strategy games?

Anonymous said...

@ 12:14
Noob

Anonymous said...

Pff... I hope the wc3 dota will not be forgoten if this succes. :(

Anonymous said...

Excellent....its about time those LoL HoN retards realize the original is way better

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this game

Anonymous said...

Why did Valve took IceFrog only? How about Euls and Guinsoo?
Better make it fast cause I can't Wait.

Anonymous said...

i hope icefrog doesnt change the heroes and items in valve dota.. rest is ok

Anonymous said...

Same as you, i hope no changes are made names/heroes/recips but better graphics and psihics

Anonymous said...

i hope the hero's template and others such as skill etc won't be changed.. or else we will have to start from the beginning again to familiarize ourselves with all those heroes...

Anonymous said...

@ 11:45
wtf wat about S2Games(HoN)
U no, that realy popular one that nearly everyone knows about rofl noob

Anonymous said...

@ 8:20
Yes because keeping things the same and never changing things is always so exciting. -_-

Anonymous said...

take that u freakin noob HoN guys...oOo..gud jobs icefrog&valve..support you guys..xD

Anonymous said...

fine just take ur time make Dota..
so other copy of dota can retard...

Anonymous said...

HON will dead soon. :lol:

Anonymous said...

BETTER DOTA GRAPHICS?

Mark said...

please change the graphics of dota and make it so cool.....

Anonymous said...

Get rid of it XD

FireCruZ said...

Guys whatever comes it wont be free! and This would make the dota community parted and week! for now its either Bnet or Garena! after that it wud be sad to host a game in a room of few players and that also from various countires! current setup rocks! valve sux as its bad for the dotans!

FireCruZ said...

This is just like parting a live happy family into many! And also that i wish new things dont get popular as they wud get each penny out of you as per gaming addiction! so thumbs down for VALVE pirating dota!

Anonymous said...

Sweet

Anonymous said...

WoooHoo!

Anonymous said...

hope DotA will not be forgotten (-_-)

Anonymous said...

dont get it but im excited :-\

ttimt said...

27blood!
MONSTER KILL!!
GOD LIKE

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT OUR NICE MODELS? From dota? :'(

Anonymous said...

If DotA goes steam many ppl are officially f**ked

Dr. Drey said...

Majority of the DOTA players are based in the Asian countries and very few people own legit Warcraft III. If Valve goes steam none will buy it.

IceFrog has said on PlayDota that DotA is the only thing he will develop for many years.

Anonymous said...

@ 7.30

hope it will be nice and better graphic

Anonymous said...

i hope it be the original DotA without the need of WC3, so it will have its own game, retaining its originality :D
'cause WC3 was released 10 years ago lol

Anonymous said...

pls dun let HON dominates dota..seriously dam hate those fuking pirated guys..support original DotA!!

Anonymous said...

plz ice frog dont make us pay to play it and stay u update it i beg u icefrog make it free 4 all dota is my life i never played good game like defense of the ancient i beg u icefrog make it intresting and free plz all fans of dota will cry if its not free... plz ice listen to the members

Anonymous said...

DotA R.I.P. Icefrog turns out to be just another greedy bitch ?? a sad moment indeed

Anonymous said...

This wrong man! if this happens to be trademarked no more Dota free day's for us. No more garena dota or even lan dota. well unless wwe buy it that is. but dota can from everyone! not only ice frog but the entire world. we plaayers benfit from what dota is today and we have the right to play it free. because without us there is no ice frog and without us dota is no more!!!!

Anonymous said...

come on ice frog pleeasse stop this crap just develope dota for us your gamers.It kills me to see many players stop playing just because they cant buy the new valve dota......... this sucks!

Anonymous said...

Any teasing videos...please...

Anonymous said...

if every one goes to the new dota the map hack era will be destryed

DKR said...

any date wen it wil b released /?

Anonymous said...

all right!
i'll go for valve, s2 games are such assholes..
they're scammers too..

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

how about half-life 2 episode 3?

Anonymous said...

dominating!!

Anonymous said...

It is high time DOTA is not free. So developer can use the money to finance better DOTA Game for future release.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Now if DotA would go LICSENSED then woudlnt it be free? cuz' my parents gave me HL2 and steam. it costed alot for them. So if DotA( my whole life game) would be needed to be bought and not free anymore then its as if he did'nt care for us? you know? DotA was famous because of us and DotA would'nt be what it is right now if it was'nt for us freaking addicted players. we have a right to make it free so we can continue living our life and one day make DotA greatest game of every human life.

Anonymous said...

gl to valve :)



mega kill :>

Anonymous said...

No maphacks for a while

Anonymous said...

Dota=Greatest game of all time?=D

Anonymous said...

no free dota...

Anonymous said...

this is just like when css source came out. everyone was like" HERP DERP 1.6 HURR DURR" and some idiots tried to make some shit called promod which was insanely hyped but failed epicly.

we allready have a new and improved dota, its called hon. ice and the other people were too slow to see the need of better matctmaking and graphics. yes all the kids care about graphics.

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